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Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Buffalo chicken dip is one of the best appetizers out there! It is creamy, a little bit spicy, and full of buffalo flavor. This dip is loaded with chicken, hot sauce, cheese, and ranch dressing mix for the ultimate flavor experience. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Football parties are upon us which means it is appetizer and dip season is here and let me tell you this Buffalo chicken dip is always a hit! We pair it with our  Spinach Artichoke Dip and our  Million Dollar Dip

We love this buffalo chicken dip because it gives you all the buffalo chicken wing flavor that you love, but in a dip. Let me tell you this is finger-licking good! Once you make it, you will serve it at every party. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip

How hot is this buffalo chicken dip?

Thanks to the hot wing sauce, this Buffalo chicken dip can be on the hotter side. With that being said, there’s a slight kick but not as much as you may find in others. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip

If you prefer your Buffalo Chicken Dip to be hotter increase the Frank’s Wing Sauce to 1 Cup, or even more if you prefer. You can also halve the amount of hot sauce to make it less spicy. 

What will I need to complete this recipe?

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • rotisserie chicken
  • wing sauce (hot sauce)
  • cream cheese
  • ranch dressing mix
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • velveeta cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • black pepper
  • green onions

You will need the following supplies: 

  • Medium cast iron skillet (or any oven safe dish is fine, cook in a skillet then transfer to a casserole dish)

 How to Make Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Add the butter to a medium skillet and cook the minced garlic for about 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken and pour over the hot sauce.  Cook for a few minutes, stirring to combine the sauce.
  • Cut the velveeta cheese into cubes and add to the pan, allow to melt, stirring.
  • Cut up the cream cheese and melt into the pan.
  • Add the sour cream, 2 chopped green onions, black pepper and the ranch mix. 
  • Stir until combined.
  • Add half a cup of the cheddar and half cup of the mozzarella, stirring.
  • Turn off the heat and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella, then cheddar over the top.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.  Finish off by broiling to give some good color on the top.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the remaining green onion to garnish and serve immediately with blue cheese, celery, carrots, tortilla chips, and crusty bread. 
Buffalo Chicken Dip

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Blue cheese is optional, so if you are not a fan of it you can omit it. 
  • Be sure to soften the cream cheese prior to mixing. This will take about 30 minutes sitting at room temperature. 
  • While you can use any hot sauce, Frank’s Hot sauce is the best. 
  • Feel free to add in more hot sauce if you want to make this dish hotter. You can halve the hot sauce to make it less spicy. 
  • If you want to swap out the rotisserie chicken for canned chicken you can. And Yes, it tastes delicious!  
Buffalo Chicken Dip

Storage

Be sure to let this buffalo chicken dip cool completely prior to storing. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Can you freeze Buffalo Chicken Dip?

It is not recommended to freeze this dip. It separates really easily and doesn’t freeze well.

Do I have to cook this in a cast iron skillet or can I use something else?

You can do all the pre-cooking in a regular large skillet if you prefer then transfer to a small casserole dish if you have one.

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What is good to dip in Buffalo Chicken Dip?

It is most common to dip celery sticks, carrot sticks, tortilla chips, and crackers in buffalo chicken dip. 

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Buffalo chicken dip is one of the best appetizers out there! It is creamy, a little bit spicy, and full of buffalo flavor. This dip is loaded with chicken, hot sauce, cheese, and ranch dressing mix for the ultimate flavor experience.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken (about 3 Cups)
  • ½ Cup Frank’s Wing Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Velveeta Cheese
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Cheddar, grated, divided
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella, divided
  • ¼ Cup Blue Cheese (optional – for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Add the butter to a medium skillet and cook the minced garlic for about 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken and pour over the hot sauce.  Cook for a few minutes, stirring to combine the sauce.
  4. Cut the Velveeta cheese into cubes and add to the pan, allow to melt, stirring.
  5. Cut up the cream cheese and melt it into the pan.
  6. Add the sour cream, 2 chopped green onions, black pepper, and the ranch mix. 
  7. Stir until combined.
  8. Add half a cup of the cheddar and half a cup of mozzarella, stirring.
  9. Turn off the heat and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella, then cheddar over the top.
  10. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.  Finish off by broiling to give some good color on the top.
  11. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the remaining green onion to garnish, and serve immediately with blue cheese, celery, carrots, tortilla chips, and crusty bread.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 844mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g

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